[syslinux] gfxboot again - EFI64

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jul 4 11:02:15 PDT 2013

On 07/04/2013 06:03 AM, Andreas Heinlein wrote:
> Hello,
> I think I found another problem with gfxboot, and I think it is
> completely unrelated to the 'packed archive' issue.
> Again I tried using gfxboot with the Ubuntu gfxboot archive, this time
> with EFI64, using a real EFI-capable machine. I first verified that
> everything else actually works by commenting out 'ui gfxboot bootlogo'
> and got a working menu. Uncommented the line again, and the screen goes
> black immediately, no output at all. This time it's also really not
> working, no 'blind' typing possible, default entry will not boot after
> timeout.
> The same with a minimal config. I must say that I used a USB drive
> instead of a DVD this time, for convenience. And I'm not sure if I got
> the file layout right. It had a GPT table with a single FAT32 partition.
> I copied syslinux.efi to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTx64.efi; ldlinux.e64 to
> \ldlinux.sys and everything else (syslinux.cfg, gfxboot archive, *.c32
> files from efi64/com32) to \boot\syslinux\.
> But since the vesamenu worked, I think this is correct.
> Just to be sure, I also tested with an unpacked gfxboot archive, but
> again nothing.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Andreas

I think the gfxboot developers will have to port their code or better 
yet make it more general so it can run on any platform.


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